UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby testaker » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:47 pm

That's exactly the predicament I'm in - UVA is not a school I'd consider seriously without somewhat serious merit aid. So without knowing that, I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to do ASW. And, based on my #s, I would've thought I'd get something.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby FlowBro » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:53 pm

testaker wrote:That's exactly the predicament I'm in - UVA is not a school I'd consider seriously without somewhat serious merit aid. So without knowing that, I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to do ASW. And, based on my #s, I would've thought I'd get something.


Right there with you, do you think emailing or calling would help speed along the process? Input from anyone out there with experience dealing with UVA aid?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:53 pm

FlowBro wrote:
testaker wrote:That's exactly the predicament I'm in - UVA is not a school I'd consider seriously without somewhat serious merit aid. So without knowing that, I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to do ASW. And, based on my #s, I would've thought I'd get something.


Right there with you, do you think emailing or calling would help speed along the process? Input from anyone out there with experience dealing with UVA aid?
Word on the street is if you have leverage or a competing offer, email. If you don't you're gonna have to wait until April after the first deposit deadline.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby FlowBro » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:01 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
FlowBro wrote:
testaker wrote:That's exactly the predicament I'm in - UVA is not a school I'd consider seriously without somewhat serious merit aid. So without knowing that, I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to do ASW. And, based on my #s, I would've thought I'd get something.


Right there with you, do you think emailing or calling would help speed along the process? Input from anyone out there with experience dealing with UVA aid?
Word on the street is if you have leverage or a competing offer, email. If you don't you're gonna have to wait until April after the first deposit deadline.


What is word on the street if you have sent competing offers but have not heard back?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jaqen » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:07 am

FlowBro wrote:What is word on the street if you have sent competing offers but have not heard back?


Also curious. :|

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:15 am

Jaqen wrote:
FlowBro wrote:What is word on the street if you have sent competing offers but have not heard back?


Also curious. :|
Calling never hurt anyone.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby FlowBro » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:15 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
Jaqen wrote:
FlowBro wrote:What is word on the street if you have sent competing offers but have not heard back?


Also curious. :|
Calling never hurt anyone.


You must be from the old school, I like that

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bookside » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:01 am

Just got a fee waiver...little late in the cycle for that it seems.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nsideirish » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm

bookside wrote:Just got a fee waiver...little late in the cycle for that it seems.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ht2988 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:03 pm

Waitlisted. Only applied because of the fee-waiver. Withdrawn.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:31 pm

WL'd

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby FlowBro » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Heard from a few sources that merit scholly's for those with late deposit deadline will not come out until early deposit deadline (4/5) passes.

I guess they want to see what they yield off their current pending merit offers

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jaqen » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:03 pm

FlowBro wrote:Heard from a few sources that merit scholly's for those with late deposit deadline will not come out until early deposit deadline (4/5) passes.

I guess they want to see what they yield off their current pending merit offers


Sucks but not unexpected.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Clearly » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:30 pm

Congrats to all that are in! Its possible this is frowned upon, but since you guys are the UVA experts, what do you think my chances are next cycle, ED Sept 1st: 2.8; 176. Thanks in advance and congrats again!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LRGhost » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:56 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Congrats to all that are in! Its possible this is frowned upon, but since you guys are the UVA experts, what do you think my chances are next cycle, ED Sept 1st: 2.8; 176. Thanks in advance and congrats again!


Pretty good.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:04 pm

Jaqen wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Heard from a few sources that merit scholly's for those with late deposit deadline will not come out until early deposit deadline (4/5) passes.

I guess they want to see what they yield off their current pending merit offers


Sucks but not unexpected.
Specifically they will be reallocating money during the week of 4/8-4/12. They likely won't have any money left after that week. (email if you've been accepted and haven't gotten any money yet...you have to email Dean Richard, not financial aid).

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Clearly » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:13 pm

LRGhost wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:Congrats to all that are in! Its possible this is frowned upon, but since you guys are the UVA experts, what do you think my chances are next cycle, ED Sept 1st: 2.8; 176. Thanks in advance and congrats again!


Pretty good.

Removed to keep thread on topic.
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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:04 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:Congrats to all that are in! Its possible this is frowned upon, but since you guys are the UVA experts, what do you think my chances are next cycle, ED Sept 1st: 2.8; 176. Thanks in advance and congrats again!


Pretty good.

Thanks for the promising news! Anyone else?
LSNs is your friend. Current graphs for this cycle and last cycle say UVA has never rejected a 176. You're acceptance/waitlisting will depend on your grade trends, your statement, and any other softs.

Please try and keep the thread focused on this cycle!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jpreece59 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:42 am

Waitlisted. 171/4.1+

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MAHamlin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:47 am

Jpreece59 wrote:Waitlisted. 171/4.1+


Did you send a Why UVA? If not, this has to be a YP.

I was also waitlisted (172/4.06) and had not sent a Why UVA. I didn't realize how prevalent YPing was at UVA so I thought my numbers would make me a lock. I have since realized the error of my ways and sent a sincere LOCI addressing the "Why UVA" question. I haven't received an admissions offer in the two weeks since, but I'm hoping it stopped the bleeding a little bit. We'll see...

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:03 pm

MAHamlin wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Waitlisted. 171/4.1+


Did you send a Why UVA? If not, this has to be a YP.

I was also waitlisted (172/4.06) and had not sent a Why UVA. I didn't realize how prevalent YPing was at UVA so I thought my numbers would make me a lock. I have since realized the error of my ways and sent a sincere LOCI addressing the "Why UVA" question. I haven't received an admissions offer in the two weeks since, but I'm hoping it stopped the bleeding a little bit. We'll see...


Semi related:
Been complete for almost two months now. My numbers are low for UVA (even as a URM)
Any thoughts on sending them a LOCI now? Anyone had success with this tactic? (Sending one prior to a decision). Also interested on yours or others' Why UVA reasons. I find that writing a very good why T14 is relatively hard since so many of their attributes are so similar.

Thanks!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby whereskyle » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:05 pm

I delivered my second LOCI and was admitted that same day. Definitely do it.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MAHamlin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:21 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Waitlisted. 171/4.1+


Did you send a Why UVA? If not, this has to be a YP.

I was also waitlisted (172/4.06) and had not sent a Why UVA. I didn't realize how prevalent YPing was at UVA so I thought my numbers would make me a lock. I have since realized the error of my ways and sent a sincere LOCI addressing the "Why UVA" question. I haven't received an admissions offer in the two weeks since, but I'm hoping it stopped the bleeding a little bit. We'll see...


Semi related:
Been complete for almost two months now. My numbers are low for UVA (even as a URM)
Any thoughts on sending them a LOCI now? Anyone had success with this tactic? (Sending one prior to a decision). Also interested on yours or others' Why UVA reasons. I find that writing a very good why T14 is relatively hard since so many of their attributes are so similar.

Thanks!


In my opinion, if you have something worth updating the school about you should send the letter. UVA seems to really care about your commitment to their school and keeping in touch is a good way to display your enthusiasm for the school. I would add, however, that the LOCIs should be more than "I'm still interested. Please admit me." Make sure you have some new accomplishment worth sharing.

Regarding reasons for Why UVA, that's really an answer only personal research can provide. Spend some time investigating the school's clinics and programs. Look at professor profiles and see if there is a professor with expertise in an area of genuine interest to you. What about location. UVA is East Coast. Do you want to stay East Coast? Are you currently East Coast? UVA is not located in a large metro area like many other top schools. Is this a plus or minus for you?

For me personally, I made note of a clinic the school offers that deals directly with my previous work experience. I also discussed a multidisciplinary concentration the school offers which revolves around my UG degree. I noted the lower cost of living as a benefit for someone with a family looking to find housing not only for myself, but also for a spouse and two children. I noted employment opportunities for my spouse in the area as well (Charlottesville's unemployment rate is actually quite low!).

These are just some ideas. The key, however, will be to make it personal to you and find ways to link your interest to other items already mentioned in your original application.

Anyhow, that's just my .02 cents.

ETA: I have not been admitted, so this is all speculation. Take it with a grain of salt!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LRGhost » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:02 pm

MAHamlin wrote:In my opinion, if you have something worth updating the school about you should send the letter. UVA seems to really care about your commitment to their school and keeping in touch is a good way to display your enthusiasm for the school. I would add, however, that the LOCIs should be more than "I'm still interested. Please admit me." Make sure you have some new accomplishment worth sharing.


I have stats that would probably amount to a WL at this point in the game, but I sent in a LOCI a few days ago touching on things in my application and some new, but not at all huge, personal information. It's more than a 'please admit me' but it's not a resume update. I feel like a short letter can't hurt, though I think so far it has really only helped people in YP situations.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:08 pm

LRGhost wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:In my opinion, if you have something worth updating the school about you should send the letter. UVA seems to really care about your commitment to their school and keeping in touch is a good way to display your enthusiasm for the school. I would add, however, that the LOCIs should be more than "I'm still interested. Please admit me." Make sure you have some new accomplishment worth sharing.


I have stats that would probably amount to a WL at this point in the game, but I sent in a LOCI a few days ago touching on things in my application and some new, but not at all huge, personal information. It's more than a 'please admit me' but it's not a resume update. I feel like a short letter can't hurt, though I think so far it has really only helped people in YP situations.


That's partly why I'm hesitant. I don't think that why the numbers I'm bringing in (even as a URM) a LOCI prior to a decision will "do the trick" or make them say wow let's go ahead and admit him. But, since I believe I'm headed for a ding I was thinking why not just do it.




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